It’s only fair to ask since many Americans feel a need to justify Donald Trump’s “shithole” remarks
If Haiti, El Salvador and African countries are “shithole” countries, Trump should at least apply this same logic to the numerous European countries many European immigrants have migrated from. Let’s be honest here. Many people share Donald Trump’s sentiments about countries which house most of the world’s black and brown people. Thus calling Trump the racist he is would force them to confront their own racism. They simply don’t wish to do that. Racism is largely fear based. It’s also a powerful tool and is much too beneficial for many to just lay aside for the comfort of others.
Last I checked the white man is not native to America. Were England, France and Spain “shithole” countries? I mean if we measured a country’s “shitholeness” by the number of people who’ve either left and/or continue to leave, Europe would have to come in first place. Why are so many upset black/brown immigrants are using the immigration system to their benefit as Europeans did? White supremacy has not and does not make America great. However, we do have proof immigrants do. For example, African immigrants are more educated than most, including people born in the United States.
In the 1990s, I recall my hometown being flooded with refugees from Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and even Russia. These people were fleeing civil war, ethnic cleansing and genocide. I don’t recall anyone referring to these countries as a “shithole” countries. These refugees were treated like victims whom deserved respect and needed social services. They weren’t treated like intruders trying to change the sociopolitical landscape of America. Period. Apparently, this is only a privilege which is extended to white immigrants only.
Make no mistake. America’s immigration system has historically been designed to benefit white immigrants. The times have changed but the mentality hasn’t.
Nobody chooses where they are born, nor do they choose the circumstances. I reject the notion of a “shithole” country or continent across the board. To say a country is a “shithole” is to say it’s citizens are such. More help and less judgment of our fellow man is an order here.
Protect Dreamers. Protect Haitians. Protect El Salvadorans. Protect all immigrants. Protect Humanity.